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What I believe

I believe "The Gospel."
This is the most plain and the most simple definition of the gospel I can find.
This is what I believe
This is what I will stake my very life on!
I challenge all of my readers to believe!

“We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us. God was being entirely fair and just when he did not punish those who sinned in former times. And he is entirely fair and just in this present time when he declares sinners to be right in his sight because they …

Your Choice! See Romans 1:18-32

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Who’s perspective?

I am becoming more convinced than ever that we have this whole thing wrong. This is the way we have been thinking—-theologically that is.  Okay I am a sinner by birth and by choice.  God is angry with me for breaking His laws.  He demands absolute perfection and holiness—which arises from unconditional obedience.  This is illustrated in the Genesis account.  Adam and Eve’s absolute perfection grew out of—unconditional obedience.  In their case—don’t eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  But they blew it.  I can relate to that—I blew it—I blow it. But, God—who is rich in mercy—sent His monogenes—one of a kind—ONLY one of a kind—His only begotten Son—to provide a sin offering.  Jesus is my vicarious sufferer—He suffered in my place.  
If I repent—cry earnestly out to God to have mercy on me—He will allow Jesus to be my substitute.  Jesus will appease or settle God’s wrath against my disobedience (that is Biblical propitiation).
There are many foci.  There is the…

It's My Desire: 2015 Theme

It's my desire to live for Jesus, It's my desire to be just like Him; Though often I've failed Him and brought Him much shame, It's my desire to live for Him.
It's my desire to help someone today, Someone who may have failed to see the way; I, too, was once so lost, but I found my way to God, It's my desire to live for Him.
If you could see where Jesus brought me from, To where I am today; Then you would know the reason why I love Him so,
Now you can take this world's wealth and riches, I don't need earth's power; It's my desire to live for Him.
If you could see where Jesus brought me from, To where I am today; Then you would know the reason why I love Him so,
Now you can take this world's wealth and riches, I don't need earth's power; It's my desire, It's my desire,

It's my desire to live for Him.

Am I open to being rebuked?

Prov 9:7 “Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.”



If I am open to being rebuked... it proves I'm not all that dumb after-all!If I get upset and refuse to listen to a rebuke...it proves that I am a mocker.  A mocker is one who scorns rebuke.
I am reminded of a number of saying I copied down by Dr Mike Murdock:




I Don’t Correct...Where I See Error. I Correct...Where I See Humility. 
I Don’t Correct Where I See Disagreement. I Correct Where I See A Learner. 
When You Stopped Asking... You Stop…

Te Deum: Written at the beginning of the fifth century, perhaps by St Nicetas of Remesiana (335-415)

Te Deum (translated  YOU God....) Written at the beginning of the fifth century, perhaps by St Nicetas of Remesiana (335-415)  You are God; we praise you;
You are the Lord; we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father.
All creation worships you.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise; Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you. Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you;  Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.
You, Christ, are the king of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free
you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.
You overcame the sting of death,
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We b…

Theme Verse for 2015

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